Running Multiple process on Single system/Virtual Machine


#1

Can any one suggest me how to Run Multiple process on Single system/Virtual Machine on same time.


#2

I think you can run on the same system using multiple windows users.Limitation looks like 1 process/1 robot/1 session.


#3

I’m not sure how efficient it is, but if you have multiple background automations(excel,word,db) you can create multiple xaml’s for that and invoke them through parallel activity. Give a try.


#4

How multiple user session can be run in parallel on single window machine ?


#5

Using RDP? (but i think it will be one robot / per session here, not single robot)

others can confirm.


#6

There is no specific limitation, mostly a hardware one.

Also multiple sessions on same machine works only on Windows Server.


#7

Can we run a single process by multiple Robots on single VM / Windows Server machine? Will SendKeyEvents not create any problem if two windows of same application are opened by the two robots ?


#8

Windows is actually pretty good in separating user sessions, so you shouldn’t encounter issues in most cases.
Things to look out for:

  • This will be a High-Density setup, so requires specific licenses for those
  • Application itself might have issues (depending on how it’s build). Rare, but happens
  • Be careful while using local files, as you might have a conflict between robots (first one will open and lock the file, second one will throw an error as it can’t access it)
  • Be extra careful with anything regarding KillProcess and similar activities, as you don’t want the robot to f.e. kill all iexplore processes (make sure you only take those from current session)

So basically it’s more a design consideration than a technical limitation.


Publishing a package that needs to be run by multiple robots